When asked why Domingo was suspended, Nqumse said: "The information regarding the process can not be shared at this stage."
Acting IDP Manager Mzukisi Cekiso was introduced to the Eden Council at the council meeting on Wednesday 30 August. Cekiso has been acting in the position since 21 August. the new municipal manager of the Beyers Naudé Local Municipality in Graaff-Reinet.
George Council's offer of early retirement in May this year. All directors at George Municipality were offered the opportunity to accept the early termination of their contracts after a report, compiled by
Cape Town advocate Yolanda Jacobs, advised council to negotiate a settlement with Civil Engineering Director Harold Basson. With the exception of the director of Community Services Walter Hendricks, all the other directors' contracts expired on 31 August. Rankwana was the only director who accepted the offer. He demanded that he gets paid out on Thursday 1 June.
The current upgrading work on the Knysna / Saasveld Road intersection is impacting on high and low voltage cables, streetlights, traffic lights and kiosks around the intersections.
The electrical contractor is currently on site and the work is scheduled to be completed by Monday 11 September. The streetlights at the intersection are off for this period.
Eden IDP Manager Celeste Domingo
Acting IDP Manager Mzukisi Cekiso
Dr Edward Rankwana is now at the helm of the municipality in Graaff-Reinet.